You Make my Heart Smile Card

Lately, I have been using some amazing products by Jane Davenport that have really made me get into the creative mode and get a bit messy too. There is something about the beautiful packaging and the GREAT quality of these products that make me want to stop doing whatever I am doing and start using them! Really!

One of my favorite products are called Inkredible Inks ArtEssentials. These are twelve beautiful colors and each of them come in a bottle that can be used to create wonderful backgrounds or used as paints to color stamped images too. But we all know that when we get into the artsy mode, there are no rules to create and let your creativity flow!

So today I am sharing a simple card, that features a quick and easy background made with Inkredible Inks. I am attaching a quick video at the end of this post so you can see how easily you can create it. Here is my finished card:

I love how easy you can layer the Inkredible Ink colors and if you paired them with a Color Splash Watercolor Sheets, you can achieve beautiful results!

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To avoid my watercolor panel from curving, I put it underneath something heavy to dry, and I also put a piece of scrap paper over the panel to absorb some of the moisture. While waiting for the background to dry, I used a wonderful FSJ stamp set called Cottage Bouquet to stamp the images with Black Licorice Ink. After that, I die cut it with its matching dies.

After that background panel was dried, I stamped a sentiment and I adhered it over a folded card. As always, I embellished the card with some pearls plus some gemstones and I added some Journey Glaze details. Journey Glaze is a must have product, it dries faster than other similar products on the market and it gives your cards a beautiful finishing look.

So, let me tell you that lots of Jane Davenport products are currently on sale, so this is a great opportunity to put some wonderful products in your shopping cart πŸ˜‰

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Supplies: Inkredible Ink Fresh Air ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Limeade ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport | Inkredible Ink Frida Cherry ArtEssentials by Jane Davenport |Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Cottage Bouquet Die Set|Color Splash Watercolor Sheets FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads |  Journey Glaze

Live Every Week Like it’s Shark Week Card

Hey there! Since this week is Shark Week… I have a fun card that I want to share showcasing a FSJ Set called Shark Attack and its matching die set:

I began by stamping the two cute sharks with Black Licorice Ink and I colored them with different color of Mermaid Markers… which I love, because of their bright colors! After that I die cut them with their matching dies. I also used a fun die called Pool with a View, to make a swimming pool for those sharks with their floaties.

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Then, I created the background. To do that I used a plain Beach Breeze Cardstock panel, and a Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pen to create a polka dot pattern. Next, I adhered the panel over a Rock Candy folded card. Additionally, I white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice rectangle and I adhered with foam squares. I finished off the card with some wiggle eyes for the sharks and some silver sequins.

By the way, there is a fantastic deal at the Spellbinders Shop right now, so please be sure to visit them…

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Supplies: Shark Attack Stamp Set | Shark Attack Die Set | Pool with a View | Snow Queen Story Time Paint Pens by JD|Mermaid Markers Art Essentials by JD| FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Special Celebration Sequins | Wiggle Eyes |

New Craft Happy Bundle

I am happy to share today a new bundle that was just added to the Spellbinders shop. Since we all love having friends that like crafts like we do, this is the perfect bundle to create fun cards for them, or maybe a scrapbook page too, take a look:

This bundle is called Craft Happy and includes a high quality clear photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating die set. The clear stamps are a new addition to the FSJ products, so you might see from time to time a new clear stamp is added to the shop.

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Craft Happy Clear Stamp & Die Set Bundle

As you can see the set showcases craft supplies. Yes! many stamp images of tools and embellishments perfect to color with your favorite coloring technique. It also includes some clever sentiments that will help you to create pretty cards for your crafty pals.

So for this card I simply created a subtle background with Limeade Splash Liquid Color and a Sponge dauber, Then I matted the panel, and adhered it over a folded card. The images were stamped with Black licorice ink and colored with liquid colors. Then I die cut them with their matching dies. I finished it off with a white embossed sentiments, some Sparkle Silk and some Sweet Candy drops.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Supplies: Craft Happy Bundle | Limeade Splash Liquid Color | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk |

New Wonder & Joy Project Kit by FSJ

Oh yes! We already have to start our winter projects and for that I am happy to share that the NEW Joy & Wonder Project Kit by Fun Stampers Journey is now available at the shop, take a look:

Joy & Wonder Project Kit
Joy & Wonder Project Kit

This kit comes with an assortment of  ONE Embossing Folder, TWO die sets, TWO Stamp Sets, and a card making project kit to make FOUR cards. Also included are full color instructions and an online Video Tutorial. You will be guided through every step of the way as your create die cut projects:

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I chose one of the sets included in this kit create two different cards. This stamp set is called Arctic Wonder and I also used its matching die set. So the first card features three of the bear images over a striped background made of cardstock strips.

This is an easy way to create a colorful background for your cards that will make your stamped images stand out. The sentiment was simply white-embossed over a Black Licorice stitched circle, and of course some sequins made the trick to embellish this cute card.

Supplies Card #1: Joy & Wonder Project Kit | FSJ 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Inks | Splash Zone Sequins|

The second card showcases the other three bear images included in the set. With that many bear images you have a lot of choices to create the perfect arctic scene, don’t you think? I stamped the images over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink, and I arranged them over a Whip Cream panel. After that, using my Misti I stamped the sentiment and I enhanced it with Journey Glaze.

This time, I used a Holiday Cheer Prints rectangle as the background/mat for my card. I used front and back of the same sheet. The snowflakes pattern for the largest panel and I used the other side of the paper to create a strip, which also serves as the base for my bears, so they don’t look like they are floating πŸ˜‰

I finished off this card with a silver snow flake, some silver-embossed tiny snowflakes and some silver sequins.

Supplies Card #2: Joy & Wonder Project Kit | Snow Blooms Die Set | FSJ 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Inks | Holiday Cheer Prints|Special Celebration Sequins

Please be sure to check out all the awesome deals and offers available at the Spellbinders store, like the one below:

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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You Make My Heart Smile Card

Making handmade cards is always fun, specially when you are creating a card for somebody in particular. I think that when those cards arrive to their final destination and make the recipient smile is when you know that all that work and creativity accomplished their goal.

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a friend, and I had a lot of fun creating it. This time, I used the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (June 2020), check it out:

This exclusive designed die set is called Handing You a Smile and it belongs to one of the clubs that month after month Spellbinders offers you as a Membership. Other clubs also available include stamps, hot foil kits, or card kits that you can use to create whatever your heart desires. Please be sure to check out all those fabulous clubs that SB brings to you >>> HERE<<<

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For this card I created a subtle background using Banana Cream Liquid Color and a Dowel Dauber. You can see this fun and easy technique >>>here<<<

Then, using different colors of FSJ cardstock I die-cut the different flower parts to create a bouquet and the pretty hand. It seems like a lot of work, but believe me, it is really fun to put all the pieces together. First, I assembled the flowers, then I flipped them over and I affixed their stems in place with a square foam. After that, I played a bit placing the flowers in the right place, and once they looked perfect to me, I used a piece of Glad Press’n Seal to hold the bouquet in place. I carefully adhered one flower at a time, and once everything was glued to the card, I adhered the leaves. At the very end, I stamped a sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink, I trimmed around it with my detail shears and adhered it with a foam square. I finished it up with some Fashion Gold embellishments and some Gold Friendship Sequins.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Supplies: SB Small Die of the Month Club| Handing You a Smile | Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Dauber Dowel Small | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Fashion Gold Embellishments | Gold Friendship Sequins |Journey Glaze |

FSJ β€’ Life is Short Make it Sweet Card

Summer is just perfect to do many things outdoors, like walks, gardening, or simply sitting outside to enjoy the warm weather. Lately, since we have been spending more time at home, we have been enjoying a scoop of frozen yogurt sometimes after dinner. So, thinking about those yummy summer moments, I created this card:

My card showcases a FSJ stamp set called Sweet Life and its matching die set. I chose a color combo that reminds me of the sweetness of ice cream, so to create the duo-tone background I applied Lovely Blue and Banana Cream liquid colors over my Whip Cream cardstock panel with a dauber dowel. I let it dry and after that I matted the panel, and adhered over a Bubblegum folded card.

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I stamped the images with Black Licorice ink over Whip Cream cardstock, I colored them using my Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils and I die-cut them with their matching dies . I added some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts details too. The sentiment was simply stamped over a stitched circle and enhanced with Journey Glaze as well. I finished up this card by adding some Sweet Candy Drops and some Sparkle Silk.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Supplies: Sweet Life Stamp set | Sweet Life Die Set |Lovely Liquid Color | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Journey Splash Watercolor Pencils | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Sweet Candy Drops | Sparkle Silk | Journey Sparkle Cuts |Journey Glaze |

New FSJ Happy Place Collection | Hope Everything is Going Swimmingly Card

The new Happy Place Collection by Fun Stampers Journey is here! Yes! I am quite excited about this collection because it is so fun to play with. The collection includes stamps and dies perfect to create summer projects. Today, I am sharing a card that I created using a die set called Pool with a View die set and a sentiment included in Make a Splash stamp set

The die is so versatile, you can either use it to simply create a swiming pool or create a swiming pool shaped shaker window… It is just perfect for both looks, it is up to you! For this card I began by making a printed paper rectangle and matting it with Whip Cream cardstock. Then, I adhered the panel over a Haystack folded card. After that, I die cut the summer umbrella, pool, leaves and ladder from different color of cardstock. Then, I simply arranged them over the card.

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I continued by stamping a sentiment and I trimming it with scissors. I included a stripe of Whip Cream cardstock and I complemented with some tiny flowers, gemstones and hearts. Always fun to create with new awesome products!

Pool With a View Die Set
Pool With a View Die Set

Make a Splash Stamp Set
Make a Splash Stamp Set

Supplies for this card: Pool with a View die set | Make a Splash stamp set |Good Life Prints Printed Paper | Spring Bloom Minis die set | Summer Play Sparkles | Summer Fun Wooden Chips |FSJ Cardstock | FSJ Ink pads |

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Happy 4th of July!

This year we are neither having a parade, fireworks nor a big celebration, but what we have is the opportunity to celebrate united with our hearts and be proud to be Americans. I have been a US citizen for more than five years now, and I am very proud of that and of living in this amazing country. So, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy 4th of July with this card:

For this card I used two different stamp sets: Freedom Sparkle Stamp Set and All You Do Stamp Set. I began by creating the background with Candy Apple Liquid Color and a Square Paint Brush. I layered two different size/color of stars, and I stamped the sentiment and flag.

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I adhered all the elements over the background and then, I embellished the card with silver pearls, a paper clip, a border and Sparkle silk.

Supplies for this card: Freedom Sparkle Stamp Set | All You Do Stamp Set |Candy Apple Liquid Color | Sparkle Silk | Star Dom Die Set | Fun Paper Clip Elements | Fashion Silver |Square Paint Brush | Star Struck Glitter Border Strip |

The current sale at the SB shop is this…

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the weekend!

marianasignat

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Happy Retirement Cards

Some of my friends/co-workers retired this year so, since retirement cards are some of those that I dont make very often, I made some to send to them by mail. Without really paying attention if I was using current or discontinued products, I chose some Spellbinders products that I have in my stash to create my cards….

The die set that I used is called Feathers in the Wind, and I have to confess that this is a discontinued set, but I just like it a lot, so that is why I still have it! Currently there are some other feathers dies and stamps available at the Spellbinders store, which can also work for a project like mine: Feathers Cool Vibes, Shapeabilities Feathers Etched Dies, Fair Feathers Etched Dies, Floating Feathers Stamp Set.

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I also used another discontinued die set called Happy Expressions and I complemented the word “happy with the word “retirement” which I printed out with my handy dandy printer over Whip Cream cardstock. I created four cards total, same design, different colors…

The feather shape was die cut from a FSJ Printed Paper collection called Spring Filled Prints and I also die cut it from a multicolor background that I created using Journey Gel Press and some FSJ Acrylic paints

I really like how the cards turned out. The beautiful feather can shine either way, using a printed paper or your own pattern paper.

Please be sure to check out all the awesome deals and offers available at the Spellbinders store.

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marianasignat

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New Happy Place Collection By FSJ

Just in time to switch gears to Summer, the new Happy Place Collection by Fun Stampers Journey will be released in the Spellbinders shop on July 10th. But, there is a fun Project Kit already available for purchase, which includes stamps and dies perfect to create some pretty awesome cards.

Happy Place Project Kit
Happy Place Project Kit

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So, using the Enjoy the Ride stamp set (included in the kit), I created a card…

Lately, one of my favorite things to do is to create subtle backgrounds using Liquid Colors and a sponge dauber (you can see a quick video >>>HERE<<< This is an easy great way to keep your creations simple, and let the stamped images shine! After that, I stamped the rollercoaster image onto the background with Black Licorice Ink and I used silks to leave some fun splashes of color!

Then, I white-embossed some images over different colors of cardstock and arranged them over the background. Last, but not least I embellished the card with some gemstones.

Supplies: Happy Place Project Kit | Lovely Liquid Color | Sparkle Silk | Beach Ball Silk | Summer Play Sparkles Adhesive Gems

Please be sure to check out all the awesome deals and offers available at the Spellbinders store.

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Well, that’s all from me today. IΒ΄ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the weekend!

marianasignat

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